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hey everyone!<br><br>
im new here! hope everyone is fine and everything here.<br><br>
i was wondering how good of a overclocker is the Pentium D 950?<br><br>
i think alot of us here will know that the Pentium 930 itself is a good overclocker itself, as according to a site, it was able to achieve from 3.0GHz to 4.0GHz with a Zalman CNPS9500.<br><br>
and through the benchmark tests, it came very very close to matching the Athlon 64 FX-60.<br><br>
just for now, i like to say, because the 930 manage to overclock 1GHz, i was wondering if the 950 (a 3.40GHz) processor, can do the same, by overclocking to aswell 1GHz.<br><br>
may i ask if that is possible or in any way is the 950 a good processor and a good overclocker?<br><br>
i would really apreciate it if anyone can help me out here, as i said i am new i would need a few help as well, but i would be very greatful.<br><br>
thanks very much, take care and god bless.
 

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Well, I've had mine to 5.15Ghz on water. I'd say with the right mobo and ram, it's a helacious OC'er. I know I can go farther too. I'm just scared to raise my vcore much more.<br><br>
I have a B1 also, The newer C1 will run cooler.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I've had mine to 5.15Ghz on water. I'd say with the right mobo and ram, it's a helacious OC'er. I know I can go farther too. I'm just scared to raise my vcore much more.<br><br>
I have a B1 also, The newer C1 will run cooler.</div>
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*mcb runs to newegg and buys himself a 950..<br><br>
nice OC there.
 

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All the Pentium D 9XX chips are massive overclockers, Ive noticed that the high the stock clock the farther they can go with less voltage, Ive squeezed 5.2 out of mine for a max overclock without the voltage's being astronomical, but above 24/7 use. I run 24/7 at 4.5ghz with a measly 1.37vcore but I am on water cooling so I run fairly cool, I also have a C1 revision chip. With the right chipset, cooling and a little time the 9XX chips can gain way more then a 1ghz overclock. The 950 is a good chip but the new Core 2 Duo chips are much better in terms of performance and bang for the buck. If you could afford to go that route thats what I would recomend, but if not you might look into the PD 945 instead of the 950, its basically the same chip minus VT which 99% of the market will not use, put it this way if you dont know what VT is than you have no use for it.
 

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ohh right.<br><br>
well that does give me alot more confidence in the 950 then.<br><br>
but i only intend to cool it with a Zalman CNPS9500. as it was used to gain a 1GHz overclock for the 930.<br><br>
would it be possible to gain a good overclock with that fan may i ask? also would there happen to be a better fan than that from Zalmans? i hear that is a pretty good prepellar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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the CNPS9500 is the best Zalman CPU cooler if thats what your asking?<br><br>
If you ask which is the best CPU air cooler you will get lots of different answers but the CNPS9500 will be among them.<br><br>
i got a 1GHZ OC on my Celeron D 2.8GHz > 3.8GHz on a Zalman CNPS9500 without touching the Vcore.
 
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The Zalman is a very good fan cooler especially matched with arctic silver 5.<br><br>
BUT<br><br>
This question you are asking about the zalman being able to get you 1ghz cannot be guaranteed. Firstly the ambient temp in your room will affect the cpu temp. The amount of case fans will also affect this. Also all cpu's are different so their is no guarantee that it will reach 1ghz oc.<br><br>
Also please go to usercp and click system specs and fill that out please so that we can help you.<br><br>
Thanks<br>
Fury.
 

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I don't like Zalmans at all now, well that's because I got spoiled with a Tuniq Tower 120. Anyhow, I got a Pentium D 945 which is basically a 950 but w/o the VTT and I am able to OC it to (265x17) 4.51ghz:<br><br><a href="http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/Nasgul/XMS2-667.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/Nasgul/th_XMS2-667.png" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
I also managed to get it to OC that high with C1E and EIST enabled, that way when the CPU idles, it only runs with a x12 multi. I think pass that I'm gonna need some settings to be changed but I'm satistifed with that OC and will leave it at that.
 

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Here is my 930 C1 @4.31.Runs hot under full load.I need to remove side panel and I have a 120mm fan blowing on motherboard.<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/d/db/db7d567c_vbattach32524.png"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/d/db/525x525px-LL-db7d567c_vbattach32524.png" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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I will say yes, but also depends on the core stepping (revision). I had both the B1 (SL(4P) & C1 (SL95V). The major difference being the wattage and heat output on the high OC. The C1 and (also D945 C1 or CO) is an excellent OCr on the right Mobo and good RAM. The Intel Speed Step of these units helps to keep desck top idle temps down. I run mine on ASUS mobos with a CPU:RAM ratio of 1:2 at 4.25GHz and DDR1000 cooled with the favorible Zalman CNPS9500-LED in the tunneled SilverStone case. I have also got the B1 revision th run stable at 4.21 on the same mobo but with slightly higher vcore and temps. 244x17 was it's sweet spot w/1:2 ram as a 24/7 rig.
 
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